Sunday, October 25, 2015

Mangadu Amman aaru vaara poojai

Fulfill  all that you wish by  visiting Mankadu Kamakshi Amman temple for six weeks  and offer  the worship  according  to the prescribed method. That Goddess  would fulfill  all your wishes.
(Compiled by  Sri.P.R.Ramachander from  the book “Mangattin aru chuvai” written by Amman Swaminathan and Sami iyer   and published  By  Amman publishers.)

     Darshan Timings
Monday,Wednesday,Thursday and Saturdays : 6 AM - 1.30 PM
                                                                               3 PM - 9.30 PM  
Sunday,Tuesday and Fridays : 5 AM - 10 PM (Without Break)
Abisheka Time
Monday,Wednesday,Thursday,Saturday:  11 AM - 12.45 PM\

There  is also a golden chariot which is drawn round the temple every day between 6.30 Pm and 7.30 PM.
Telephone of the temple   administration : 91 44 26790053 / 26791883

   Mangadu(Forest of Mango trees)  is a village which is 20 Km   from the  great city of Chennai.  There is the famous temple  of “Thapas  Kamakshi”  in this place . There  is a story behind this  great temple
    It Seems once Goddess Parvathi playfully closed the eyes  of Lord Shiva. Due to this  the entire world became dark . The very angry Lord Shiva cursed the Goddess that she   would  have to live in earth. When she  begged  the Lord, he told her to go to Mangadu and do Thapas(penance)  and by that she can join him back  .The Goddess  Went to Mangadu and started doing Thapas. But inspite of doing it for long time   she was not able to realize any results. So  she  raised five huge  fires and in the middle stood   with one leg and started  doing  Thapas. She stood with the thumb  of her left leg touching the fire, with her her right feet raised and kept over   the knee  of the  left leg , With Japa Malai (rosary) in her right hand  which she held over her head and with her  left hand touching her belly .She  also closed her eyes. The entire  world started   getting burnt   due to the heat produced by her Thapas . When Lord Shiva wanted   to appear before her  , he also  wanted to appear  before sage Shukra    who was  doing Thapas  in  Kanchipuram. So he requested The Goddess   to come to Kanchipuram to marry him. The marriage was celebrated  in a grand scale there . The form in Mangadu came to be  known as “Thapas Kamakshi”
And the   form  in Kanchi is known as “Kalyana Kamakshi” . But it seems the  Goddess forgot to put out the five fires over which she was doing Thapas,Due to this no one   was able to even go near  this temple.  Hearing This Adhi Sankara went to this temple  and consecrated a  Sri Chakra   in the form of Ardha Meru using eight herbs. It seems  most of the problems were solved but still large  number of people  were scared to   go near the temple .Our Maha Periyavaa  who knew about this visited , Shifted the  THapas Kamakshi   to the left side of the temple and in the sanctum sanctorum , he consecrated  a very peaceful form of the Goddess  holding a parrot and a sugarcane which was made of Pancha loha.She is called the “Adhi Kamaksjhi”  and Thapas Kamakshi sanctum is on the  left side

The six week worship of the goddess

     In the first week the devotee goes to the temple with two lime fruits  , coconut , thamboola  , nbanana  as well as camphor  and gives  to the priest. After Pooja  the priest returns  after  Worship one lime fruit to the devotee along wioth Prasada. Then the devotee should worship  the lime fruit given to him/her for a week. He  should sing the  the song of the first week  (Given below.It is believed that the Goddess  herself composed  these songs)  during that week. After a week , the devotee should go to the temple with three lime fruits. Two lime fruit are returned which he/she  should worship  singing the  second weeks song.  After six weeks  apart from coconut, banana and other pooja materials , the devotee should take along with him/her  a flower garland  , boiled milk and sugar candy(Kalkandu) , Pure edible camphor(Pachai karpooram)  and honey.. At that time the priest would not give back any lime fruit. The milk given back should be distributed to the devotees  inside the temple then itself.It is believed  that  whatever the devotee desires would be fulfilled.
     Devotees believe that  going on the same day every week  but due to circumstances  it may not be possible , So going one day  weekly should be aimed at.
     Male devotees  who want to get  a job or promotion   should   are advised to go on every  Tuesdays. Girls who want to get married   are advised  are advised to go either on Tuesdays/Fridays /Sundays.. They are also advised to tie an yellow thread   in the designated  place  outside the temple.Ladies wanting  to have children are advised to go  on Fridays .They are also advised to tie  a baby cradle or a cloth with a stone inside it on the tree  outside   the temple
        I  am giving below the   six week songs and their meaning. Though Ragas are prescribed , they can also  be chanted  in a folk style.

The six week songs to worship Kamakshi of Mangadu-Set I

Amman Sathyanathan

Translated by
First week song

Anadhai Naan, adharippai
(I am an orphan, support me)

Translated by

Raga Bhouli
Thala Roopaka


Anadai naan   , adarippai, Amma,
akilanda nayakiye , AAdhi Parashakthi neeye

I am orphan, support me mother,
The goddess of all universe,
You are the primeval divine power.


1.Kavalai theerkkum karpagamai , kanchiyile vilangukindray,
Kalamellam  nalam perave  kasiyile  veethu iruppay,
Manidarkku vazhvalikka  madhurayile amarnthiruppai-nam
Mana kurayai theerpadarke , Mankadil vadiveduthay.          (Anadai Naan)

You are shining in Kanchi as the Karpagam who removes all worries,
For  providing comforts always , you are there in Benares,
For giving comforts of life to humans  you are sitting in Madhurai,
And for solving  the wants of our mind  you were born in Mangadu.

2.Aaru varam thodarnthu vanangiduven  unnai Amma,
Arul mari pozhindhiduvay , agathil nirainthiduvay,
Yen kurayai nee arivay , yen thuyaram nee Unarvay,
Un padame yen idhayam , yennalum ninaikka cheyvay.      (Andai Naan)

Mother I would worship you for six weeks continuously,
Please shower the rain of mercy and occupy my mind,
You know my problem, , You know my sorrow,
Please make your feet stand in my mind forever.

3.Thayumundu Thanthai undu , bandamundu, pasamundu,
Yar irundum yenna payan , thaye un arul illayel,
Cheyaka yethiduvay, sevadi vangukiren,
Thay cheyai anaippadu pol , aravanaithu kathiduvay.            (Anadai naan..)

I have mother , father , relations and affection,
But if your grace is not there , what is the use of some one being there,
Consider me as your baby , I salute your feet,
And hug me like a mother does her baby,
And protect me in your tight embrace.


Sad guru roopini Kamakshi,
Sathya swaroopini Kamakshi,
Chandra mouleeswari Kamakshi,
Saranam saranam Kamakshi

Kamakshi who is the form of divine Guru,
Kamakshi who is the form of truth,
Kamakshi who wears the crescent of moon
Kamakshi, I surrender, I surrender

Aadhi shivan devi Kamakshi
Aadhi para Shakthi Kamakshi,
Akhilandeswari Kamakshi,
Sranam saranam Kamakshi

Kamakshi is the wife of primeval Shiva,
Kamakshi who is the primeval divine power,
Kamakshi  who is the goddess of all universe,
Kamakshi, I surrender, I surrender

Second week song

Swarathodum Nayathodum pada vanden

Raga Bhairavi
Tala Aadhi


Swarathodum  nayathodum pada varam tharuvai,
Kanchi Kama koti  peetam Jagat Guru Vanangidum nee

Please give me a bon to sing the songs nicely with proper Swaras,
Oh Goddess who is worshipped by Jagad Guru of Kanchi.


Mamara thoppinile  mangadu pathiyinile,
Mayamay maraindhu nindru  Aavin pal kudithavale

She who drank milk  hiding her form,
In the mango garden of Mangadu


1.Irandam vaaram ithu , innalgal pokkiduvay.
Elumichai maruthal pol , en manathai mathiduvay,
Thaye Kamakshi , Thangona thuyar thudaippay,
Thava kolam poondavale , Darniyellam aandavale

Oh Goddess who did penance , Oh Goddess  who ruled the earth,
This is the second week , destroy all my problems,
Like the fruit of lime , change my mind,
Oh Mother Kamakshi , remove the unbearable sorrow.

2.Maantharin kurai theerkkum mangala roopiniye,
Mangadu pathi vazhum dukka nivariniye,
Mangalam undaka manam urugi vandene,
Sangarar vazhiyile  saranadaithen unnai Umma.

Oh God with the auspicious form who removes the want of people,
Oh Goddess who removes sorrows and who lives in town of Mangadu,
I have come  here with a melted mind  so that I would get auspiciousness,
In the path of Sankara  and mother I have surrendered to you.

Third week song

Nee Arulavidil vazhvethu

Raga Atana
Thala AAdhi


Nee arulavidil Vazhvedhu, Kamakshiye,
Vilyattal  shivan udal pathi vilangum

Oh Kamakshi , just with a play, you have occupied half of the body of Shiva,
And  how can there be a good life without your mercy.


Unnai Vanangavidil  naan vazhvedu,
Sangadangal  theerkkum thayallavo –mana,
Chanchalangal  pokkum marundallavo.

Without saluting you where is life,
For are you not the mother who removes sorrow,
And are you not the medicine  that removes worries.


1.Mukkalamum unarntha mudal maniye –yen,
“moondram varam idhi varam aliye,\
Nar padai veetinile koluvirukkum,
Nayagiye  uyar nava maniye.

Oh first gem who knew past , present and future,
This is my third week, give me boons,
Oh Lady  who sits along with four parts of army,
Oh very valuable  new gem.

Fourth week song

Ammanai pol oru deivam

Ragam Kapi
Talam  Aadhi


Ammanai pol oru  arul tharum deivam,
Akilathil undo  un Shakthi pola

Is there any Goddess  who showers the grace,
Like her  in the universe like Goddess Shakthi.


Un thalam thanai nadi vandhidum bhakthar koti,
Vandhorkku vazhvalikkum kali yuga kadavul amma.

The crores of devotees have come seeking your place,
And you are the Goddess of the Kali age ,
Who gives happy life to all those who come here.


1.Nal naangu Vedangal pothidum nayagiye,
Nangaam vaarmidhil nalam pala cheythiduvay,
Manal thanil pithan  uruvam thanai tharithu,
Mana vazhkkai kondavale , magizhvinai alippavale.

Oh Goddess who is praised by the four good Vedas,
This is the fourth week , please do lot of good things,
You who wore the form of Lord Shiva on the sand,
And entered married life, You who gives happiness.

2.Veda purani saranam saranam,
Vijaya Narayani saranam saranam
AAdhi Kamakshi saranam saranam
Amme Narayani saranam saranam

I surrender , surrender to you who is in Vedas and Puranas,
I surrender , surrender  to the Narayani who wins,
I surrender, surrender to primeval Kamakshi,
I surrender, surrender to mother Narayani.

Fifth week song

Anjudhal Vedam ammaa

Raga Raga Malikai
Thala Aadhi

Pallavi (Chenjurutti)
Anjudhal vendam ayya –indha Kamakshi ,
Ammanai  thudipoorkku , agadathu illai ayya,
Kenjudhal vendu mayya –namum,
Kelatha  varam koduthidum deivam ayya.

Sir, there is no need to fear , for those who pray this mother Kamaksi,
For there is nothing impossible for them,
We Should beg her sir, for,
She is the goddess who gives unasked boons.


1.Sindhu Bhairavi
Nal nenjam udayorkku nal yellam nalam alippal,
Kal nenja mudayorkku  kathirundhu arul purivaal,
Uul nenjil ondru vaithu puram ondru pesuvorkkum-varam,
Arul nemjam udayavalaam  Mangadu amman aval.

For people with a good heart she gives happiness through out  the day,
For the hard hearted ones, she would wait to show her grace,
And even  for those who have something in their heart but speak some thing else,
The mother of Mangadu has a merciful heart.

Or kayil kiliyodum , maru kayil karumbodum,
Mangala kakshi tharum “sree chakram “ udayavalaam,
Iyndham varam ithil  iyangal pokki nirkkum-puvi,
AAlum nayagiyam aananda rukhmaniyam.

With a parrot in one hand and sugarcane in the other,
She is auspicious looking  and has the “Sree Chakra” with her,
She would remove all the doubts in this fifth week and she is,
The Goddess who rules  and is personification of joy.


Jaya jaya devi Kamakshi
Janani Saraswathi Palaya Maam,
Jaya jaya devi Kamakshi,
Mangala Chandi palaya maam

Victory, victory to Goddess Kamakshi,
Oh Mother, Oh Saraswathi, please protect me,
Victory, victory to Goddess Kamakshi,
Oh Auspecious Chandika please protect me.

Sixth week song
Kanchiyil Mana kolam

Ragam Ananda Bhairavi
Thalam Aadhi


Kanchiyil Mana kkolam, Mangattil thava kolam,
Kondaval Kamakshi , nee devi

You goddess  Kamakshi ,
In Kanchipuram you are in the form for wedding,
In Mangadu , you are in the form for penance.


Sankararum thuditha , mangadu pathiyile ,
Easwaranai  vendi , Agniyil irundavale.

You were prayed by Adhi Shankara ,
You are in the town of Mangadu,
And you did penance in fire,
To get married to Lord Shiva.


1.Nee andha velai thannil , Easwaran kan modi,
Ulaginil udithayo, yengalukku arul puriya,
Yeninda kolamendru , naan arindhen amma,
Ezhai yenai kakka, Avadarithay Amma

At that time, you closed the eyes of Lord Shiva,
And were born in this world , to show your grace to us.
I understood why you took this form mother,
For mother you took this form to protect this poor me.

2. Aaram vara mithil Palodu pazham konarnthen,
Ninaithathu nadakkumendru  Koorai, ithi tharunam,
Pasamudan naane  palavorkkum eendhiduven,
Nesamudan  unakku nan vaitha palinaya.

In this sixth week , I have brought fruit and milk,
Please tell that my desires would be fulfilled, for this is the time.
With affection I would give it   to several people,
The milk that I offered you with love.

Kanchi Kamakshi, Madurai Meenakshi ,
Kasi Visalakshi palaya maam,
Anna poorne shankari , Gangai matha,
Akhilandeswari Saranam, saranam

Protect me Kamakshi of Kanchi,
Meenakshi of Madurai and Visalakshi of Benares
I surrender, surrender Annapoorni , Shankari,
Mother Ganges and Goddess of universe.

Thiruvilakku Song (to be sung on sixth week)

Vilakkinai yethi vaithom

Raga Ananda Bhairavi
Thala aadhi

Kuthu vilakkinai yethi vaithom –indha,
Kuvalayathil engalai Kathiduvai,
Yethunai idar varinum yethiduvom –ini,
Yem thunai  ulaginil neeyallavo.

We lit the ceremonial lamp ,
Please protect us in this world,
We would bear all problems that we get,
For you are our support in this world.


1.Sothhu sugangalum nilaipathu undo-indha,
Manida janamamum nilaipputhundo,
Sudha puthiyudan unnai thozhudal-Vazhvil,
Metha  palan varum unmayandro.

Are wealth and happiness permanent,
Does this human life last for ever,
If we salute you with a clean heart,
It is true that we would get great results.

2.Nithan nitham unai thozhudu vanthal –vazhvil,
Putham puthu  suvai perugum andro,
Mandargal pothidum nayagiye –arul,
Mangadu vaaz thiru kamakshiye.

If daily we continue worshipping you ,
In this life newer and newer tastes will flow,
Oh Leader whom the people worship,
Oh Kamakshi who lives in this divine Mangadu.

Amma Saranam, Thaye Saranam,
Saranam, SaranamDeepalakshi,
Mana kkurai  theerthu mangala vazhvu ,
Thandhiduval yengal Deepalalshmi

I surrender to you mother,
I surrender to you mother,
I surrender , surrender to  the Alamo which is Lakshmi,
Our divine lamp would remove all my worries,
And provide me with a very good life.

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